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Glary Utilities Pro

What is Glary Utilities Pro?

Glary Utilities is a program that contains system tools and utilities to fix, speed up and maintain PCs. The disk cleaner removes junk data from the disks and recovers disk space. The startup manager manages programs which run automatically on startup. Tracks Eraser erases all the traces, evidences, cookies, Internet history and more.

The software includes a branded version of the Ask.com Toolbar, a web browser extenstion that provides search advertising and results. Upon installation the user is presented with the option to install the Ask toolbar. If accepted, the toolbar will be installed in the user's web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and will modify the home page and search settings.

About  (from Glarysoft Ltd)

Glary Utilities Pro is overall system optimizer that provides registry cleaner, disk cleaner, memory optimizer, startup manager, tracks eraser, file undelete, file encrypter and many other practical tools. Its outstanding registry tool is the safest and most efficient one in the market to clean registry and fix registr...  Read more
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
Glary Utilities Pro has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.glarysoft.com/glary-utilities-pro
Help link: www.glaryutilities.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Glary Utilities\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Glary Utilities\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 23.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Glary Utilities Pro

Program executable:initialize.exe
Name:Glary Utilities
Glary Utilities Initialize
Path:C:\UTILITIES\SYSTEM\Glary Utilities\initialize.exe
Glary Utilities Initialize for Glary Utilities by Glarysoft contains system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect personal computers. The toolkit includes a handful of system utilities that enable you to tweak, repair,...
Additional files:
  • cmm.exe - Glary Utilities (Context Menu Manager)
  • common.dll - Common Tasks
  • ContextHandler.dll - Context Menu Handler
  • diskanalysis.exe - Disk Analysis
  • dupefinder.exe - Duplicate Files Finder
  • eff.exe - Empty Folders Finder
  • encryptexe.exe - File Decrypter
  • fileencrypt.exe - File Encrypter and Decrypter
  • filesplitter.exe - File Splitter and Joiner
  • iehelper.exe - Internet Explorer Assistant
  • Integrator.exe
  • joinexe.exe - File Joiner
  • junkcleaner.exe - Disk Cleaner
  • lockdll.dll
  • memdefrag.exe - Memory Optimizer
  • oneclickoptimizer.exe - 1-Click Maintenance
  • procmgr.exe - Process Manager
  • regdefrag.exe - Registry Defrag
  • regrepair.exe - Registry Cleaner
  • shortcutsfixer.exe - Shortcuts Fixer
  • shredder.exe - File Shredder
  • startup.exe - Startup Manager
  • sysinfo.exe - System Information
  • TracksEraser.exe - Tracks Eraser
  • undelete.exe - File Undelete
  • uninstaller.exe - Uninstall Manager
  • webupdate.exe - Glary Utilities Web Updater
  • winstd.exe - Windows Standard Tools
  • gsd.exe - SecurelyDelete (Securely Delete Files)
  • ApnToolbarInstaller.exe (by Ask) - Ask Toolbar (Wrapper Application)
  • gubar.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextHandler.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TVCShellExt' with a class of {4E33A7F5-8083-4C08-9D45-C5CED88F5C04}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • ContextHandler.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Free Realms Installer' with a plugin key of '@soe.sony.com/installer,version=1.0.3'.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • webupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GlaryUpdate' (runs daily at 10:00).
  • gubar.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run Glary Utilities'.
  • gsd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Glary Utilities'.
  • oneclickoptimizer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GlaryOneClickOptimizer' (runs weekly on Mondays at 5:00 PM).
  • initialize.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GlaryInitialize'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • initialize.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GlaryInitialize.
Startup File (User Run)
  • memdefrag.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Glary Memory Optimizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Glary Utilities\memdefrag.exe" /autostart.

How do I remove Glary Utilities Pro?

You can uninstall Glary Utilities Pro from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Glary Utilities Pro, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Glary Utilities Pro.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Glary Utilities Pro you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.17%
Windows Vista 7.64%
Windows XP 5.73%
Windows 10 4.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.64%
Windows 7 Professional 13.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.77%
Windows 8 Pro 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.40% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 49.40%
  United States 18.45%
  Austria 4.76%
  Poland 4.17%
  Hungary 2.38%
  Thailand 1.19%
  Belgium 1.19%
  France 1.19%
  India 1.19%
  Iran 1.19%
  Netherlands 1.19%
  Canada 1.19%
  Italy 1.19%
  Chile 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.65%
Hewlett-Packard 19.57%
Dell 17.39%
Medion 8.70%
ASUS 4.35%
Lenovo 3.26%
Gateway 2.17%
Intel 2.17%
MSI 2.17%
Toshiba 2.17%
Sahara 2.17%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.97%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.97%
HP 625 1.98%
MEDIONPC MS-7621 1.98%
Acer Aspire 7740 1.98%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.98%

About (from Glarysoft Ltd)

Glarysoft Ltd is a professional software developing company aiming multimedia,system and network applications.
Publisher URL: www.glarysoft.com


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